SECOND ANNUAL CAMPUS CANNED FOOD DRIVE - JUMP'S Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Mon., Nov. 16 - Fri., Nov. 20. Student Union. (707) 664-2382. JUMP
ASP NOONER FT. ROBERT JON - Blending acoustic folk with edgy rock, Robert's percussion-infused songs boast of captivating lyrics of those loved and lost while incorporating riveting rhythms and moving melodies into the mix. Tues., Nov. 17, noon. Darwin Quad. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp
VOLUNTEER AT REDWOOD EMPIRE FOOD BANK - Students will sort, pack and distribute food at the Redwood Empire Foodbank in Santa Rosa. JUMP'S Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Volunteers should meet at the flagpole at 5 p.m. (707) 664-2382. JUMP
THANKSGIVING DINNER AND KIDS FAIR - Students serve a Thanksgiving dinner at 5 p.m. and hold a Thanksgiving-themed Kids Fair with arts and crafts projects at 6:30 p.m. JUMP'S Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Family Support Center, Santa Rosa. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp
BLACK LIGHT POOL - Presented by ASP. Thurs., Nov. 19, 9 p.m. Buffalo Billiards, Cotati.
SERVE DINNER AT GLIDE MEMORIAL CHURCH - Students will serve dinner to clients at Glide Memorial in San Francisco, a homeless shelter featured in "The Pursuit of Happyness." Fri., Nov. 20. (707) 664-2382. JUMP
THE MILKY WAY'S HIDDEN PAST - Constance Rockosi, University of California, Santa Cruz, will talk about what we've discovered about our Galaxy's hidden past and how we can use that past to connect observations of the early universe with the galaxies we see today. What Physicists Do Series. Mon., Nov. 16, 4 p.m. (707) 664-2119. http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/wpd/
HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS IN SONOMA COUNTY - Dr. Sheila Katz heads a panel discussion about the state of hunger and homelessness in Sonoma County, and recent developments in state and national policy. Panel members will include participants, volunteers, and staff from local human services organizations: Committee on the Shelterless (COTS), the Redwood Empire Food Bank, Catholic Charities Family Support Center, and Salvation Army. What Can I Do? Lecture Series. JUMP'S Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Mon., Nov. 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Student Union Multi-purpose Room . (707) 664-2382. JUMP.
ARTICLES, BOOKS & BEYOND - Articles, Books & Beyond is a workshop designed to lead students through the joy of finding top-notch, full-text articles online, locating books and movies, and setting up your online access to all things library. Library Workshop. Mon., Nov 16, 4 - 4:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 17, 3 - 3:30. Schulz 2016A. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html
FASTING FROM ELECTRONIC MEDIA, A PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS - The media is a powerful influence on the lives of young people. What happens when students spend a week "media-free?" Psychology Professor Mary Gomes discusses her current research based on a class assignment in which students fasted from electronic media for a week and later wrote a paper in which they reflected upon the experience. School of Social Sciences Brown Bag Series. Noon, Tuesday, Nov. 17, Stevenson 2011.
WHAT'S RACE GOT TO DO WITH ME? - Lean about racial stereotypes, biases, and assumptions with Francie Kendall. Tues., Nov. 17, 1:30 p.m. The Cooperage. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp
ABALONE PESTS AND DISEASES - James D. Moore, California Dept. of Fish and Game/ Bodega Marine Laboratory, explores the impact of pests and diseases on restoration and recovery programs. Biology Colloquium. Tues., Nov., 17, noon - 1 p.m. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2189. http://www.sonoma.edu/biology/home/colloquium.shtml
ARE WE BORN TO FIGHT? - Mathematics Professor Rick Luttmann and Chuna McIntyre explores mankind's history of violence. War and Peace Lecture Series. Tues., Nov. 17, 4 - 5:15 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. http://www.sonoma.edu/a&h/WP_Calendar.htm
ARTS N' CRAFTS: RON NAGLE - Ron Nagle's diminutive sculptural work is colorful, ironic and layered with texture and detail. Nagle has worked in the professional arena for thirty years, continuing his fascination with intimately scaled, finely crafted objects. Tues., Nov. 17, noon. ART 102. (707) 664-2364. http://www.sonoma.edu/art/visitingartists/
PARITIONS - Neville Robbins, San Francisco State University, describes partitions as a topic in additive number theory and combinatorics. M*A*T*H* Colloquium. Weds., Nov. 18, 4 p.m. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2368. http://www.sonoma.edu/math
BE HEARD: TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH - Suicide survivor John Kevin Hines speaks on mental health and suicide prevention. ASP and Counseling Services. Weds., Nov. 18, 7 p.m. The Cooperage. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP - Learn how to get your needs met even under difficult circumstances. Weds., Nov. 18, 7 p.m. Darwin 103. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp
AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - Cheryl Jerozal, Atlassian, San Francisco
Agile Software Development, describes the agile methodology created to address shortcomings in traditional software development processes, such as the waterfall model. This talk will give an introduction to agile development, including practices and tools used. Some specific topics covered will be test-driven development, daily standups, and code reviews. Computer Science Colloquium. Thursday, Nov. 19, noon, Salazar 2016.
(707) 664-2667. http://www.cs.sonoma.edu.
DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: MINI CONFERENCE - Tania D. Mitchell, Associative Director for Undergraduate Studies and Director of Service Learning, Stanford University, Merith Weisman, Center for Communtiy Engagement, and Michelle Edwards, Collaborative Facilitation Consultant, invite faculty and community organizations to learn about how to make the most of the partnership. Center for Community Engagement and Center for Teaching and Professional Development. Thurs., Nov. 19, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Schulz 3001. http://www.sonoma.edu/ctpd
RECENT ADVANCES IN SOLID STATE LASER TECHNOLOGY - Engineering Science Professor Shally Sarraf discusses the future of laser technology. Engineering Science Lecture Series. Thurs., Nov. 19, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Salazar 2009A. (707) 664-2030.
POWERPOINT - Your PowerPoint may already be smashing, but how about adding sounds, music, transitions and more? Learn some higher ends tricks at this workshop. Library Workshop. Thurs., Nov. 12, noon. Schulz 2016C. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html
Music and Theater
GROWING UP IN NEVERLAND - In this twist on "Peter Pan," the playwright, Theatre professor Judy Navas, takes another angle of the tale in which J.M. Barrie's original creation escapes the traditional boundaries of the writer's imagination and enters into unexpected territory where problems arise when Peter's arrested-development is seen more as an impediment, rather than celebrating the eternal state of childhood. $12 for general admission, $10 for faculty/alumni/staff, $8 for students/seniors, Free for SSU students. Tues., Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Weds., Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Evert B. Person Theater. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/77475
CATHEDRALS, CASTLES AND COLONIES - From the Gothic cathedrals and the majestic castles of Europe to the shores of the Americas, the SSU Chorus will perform a variety of works by English, French, German, Italian, and American composers. Conducted by Jenny Bent. $12 general, $10 faculty/ alumni/ staff, $8 seniors/students, Free SSU students. Fri., Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. Holy Family Episcopal Church, 1500 E. Cotati Ave.
THE UNDERGROUND ORCHESTRA - (1998) Heddy Honigmann goes to Paris to find another source for her wonderful revelations. In the tunnels of a Metro station, Honigmann's handheld camera discovers a strangely serene Peruvian man plucking a giant harp. The music seems to come from somewhere else, somewhere far away. So Honigmann keeps searching. She talks to accordionists, violinists, tribal singers, people who have come from all parts of the globe. Their tales are a survey of the troubles of contemporary history-civil war, social dislocation, genocide, concentration camps-and in each case, music has been key to their survival. The music they create tells of their deepest longings and also speaks to ours. Sonoma Film Institute. Sun., Nov. 15, 4 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-2606. http://sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule.html.
KAL HO NAA HO ("TOMORROW MAY NEVER COME") - (2003) Hugely entertaining Bollywood film directed by first timer Nikhi Advani and produced and co-written by Karan Johar, director of KABHI KHUSHI KABHIE GHAM. Set in New York City, KAL HO NAA HO is the tale of Naina (Preity Zinta), who has faced a family tragedy and whose life is filled with responsibilities. Enter Aman, who moves into her neighborhood and enlivens her world. Lots of music, emotion, humor, and dazzling cinematography. Sonoma Film Institute. Fri., Nov. 20, 7 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-2606. http://sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule.html.
JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION - A collection of over 80 student works selected for display by Chester Arnold, artist and professor of Art at College of Marin, and Kate Eilertsen, executive director of Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Thurs., Nov. 5 - Sun., Dec. 13. Tues. - Fri., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat., Sun., noon - 4 p.m. University Art Gallery. Carla Stone. (707) 664-2295. http://www.sonoma.edu/artgallery/